Director Antonia Kilian talks with PopMatters about unveiling the complexities of life in Northern Syria, especially for women, in The Other Side of the River.
In Mahir Guven’s debut novel, Older Brother, a young Frenchman’s return to his country from war-torn Syria derails his older brother’s life.
Documentarian Matthew Heineman's debut feature is an inspiring tribute to war correspondent Marie Colvin, who dedicated her life to documenting the human cost of war.
Director Aki Kaurismäki feels a humanistic mission. His dryly humorous films about the small joys and victories of losers and drifters convey missives in which this sentiment is submerged under obstinate, absurd, classically framed dark humor.